Town Board Supports SBU Cancer Center’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Left to right: Councilwoman Kathleen Walsh; Councilman Steve Fiore-Rosenfeld; Councilwoman Jane Bonner; Renee M. Wolanski, Stony Brook Cancer Center Patient Advocate; Supervisor Ed Romaine; Councilman Dan Panico; Councilwoman Connie Kepert; and Councilman Tim Mazzei.

At the October 1 Town Board meeting, Supervisor Ed Romaine presented a proclamation to Renee M. Wolanski, Stony Brook Cancer Center patient advocate, in honor of its Breast Cancer Awareness Month program of activities that foster understanding and raises funds for treatment and research. During the month of October, the Cancer Center has scheduled events for patients, their families and the community that provide the opportunity to learn more about prevention and the care and treatment available at Stony Brook.

Some of the month’s activities include Pizza for a Cure at Cara Mia in Sound Beach, which will donate $1 for every pizza sold all month; the Pink Glove Dance Video Competition beginning October 12 and running through October 26, Stony Brook Medicine’s Pink Glove Dance video will be posted on www.pinkglovedance.com and you can place your votes daily with the top three winners receiving $10,000, $5,000 and $2000 toward the breast cancer charity of their choice; October 15 Go Pink for a Cure, pink hair extensions will be sold in 19 North Waiting Room at Stony Brook University Hospital; October 17 Go Pink for a Cure, pink hair extensions will be sold in the Student Activities Center, 12 noon to 2 pm; October 20 Walk for Beauty fundraiser to support breast cancer research at Stony Brook University; October 20 Jump for a Cure, take an air dive www.skydivelongisland.com and raise funds for Stony Brook cancer patients; October 22 Massage Happy Hour at the Cancer Center; and October 28 Massage-a-thon at Exhale Medical Massage in Stony Brook.

Stony Brook University Cancer Center is Suffolk County’s cancer care leader and a leader in education and research. With more than 20,000 inpatient and outpatient visits annually, the Cancer Center includes 12 multidisciplinary teams: Breast Cancer; Colorectal Cancer; Gynecologic Oncology; Head, Neck and Thyroid Oncology; Lung Cancer; Melanoma; Neurologic Oncology; Pediatric Hematology/Oncology; Sarcoma; Stem Cell Transplantation and Hematologic Malignancy; Upper Gastrointestinal Oncology; and Urologic Oncology. The cancer program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as a Teaching Hospital Cancer Program and received the Commission’s Outstanding Achievement Award. The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center is the first center in New York State to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. To learn more visit www.cancer.stonybrookmedicine.edu.

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